SAN JOSE, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Vocera Communications, Inc. (NYSE:VCRA), a recognized leader in clinical communication and workflow solutions, today announced that Chief Medical Officer Bridget Duffy, MD, has earned two awards for her relentless and influential work to restore humanity in healthcare. Dr. Duffy is also the co-founder of the company’s research collaborative, the Experience Innovation Network, an international group of thought leaders focused on researching, co-designing and disseminating innovative solutions that improve quality, safety and efficiency, while improving healthcare experiences for patients, families and care teams.
The Silicon Valley Business Journal named Dr. Duffy an honoree of its 2017 Women of Influence Awards, a program that shines the spotlight on women in Silicon Valley who make a difference through philanthropy and community leadership. Dr. Duffy and the other nominees will be profiled in a special report published by the journal. The awards ceremony is May 18.
Dr. Duffy also was recognized as one the Most Powerful Women in Healthcare IT for 2017 by Health Data Management. The accolade is given to women in healthcare who wield influence in shaping the direction of the industry. Health Data Management will recognize award recipients at its Most Powerful Women in Healthcare IT Conference on May 17. Dr. Duffy’s colleague, Liz Boehm, research director at Vocera and the Experience Innovation Network, will be a speaker at the conference, addressing change management for resilience, well-being and joy.
“Bridget Duffy has been disrupting the status quo for years, relentless in her mission to improve communication and restore human connections in healthcare,” said Brent Lang, president and CEO of Vocera. “An industry pioneer, she works tirelessly to help hospitals and health systems design innovations and build cultures that preserve trusted relationships between patients and care teams. We are fortunate to have Bridget on our executive team as she is fiercely dedicated to mentoring and supporting women in key leadership and board roles in technology and in the healthcare delivery system.”
Dr. Duffy was the first chief experience officer (CXO) in the country in healthcare, establishing that role at the Cleveland Clinic in 2006. Since then, Dr. Duffy has been influential in growing the CXO role at hospitals across the nation. As the chief medical officer of Vocera, she helps design the next generation of healthcare innovations that bridge communication gaps, improve care team collaboration, and address clinician well-being and resilience.
She is also a co-founder of the National Taskforce for Humanity in Healthcare and currently serves on the advisory boards of Stanford Medicine X, Velano Vascular, Hygge Health, Maven Clinic and the Institute for Healthcare Excellence. Considered a leader of the patient experience movement, Dr. Duffy is a frequent speaker on how humanizing healthcare impacts quality, safety and outcomes.
The mission of Vocera Communications, Inc. is to simplify and improve the lives of healthcare professionals and patients, while enabling hospitals to enhance quality of care and operational efficiency. In 2000, when the company was founded, we began to forever change the way care teams communicate. Today, Vocera continues to offer the leading platform for clinical communication and workflow. More than 1,400 hospitals and health systems around the world have selected our solutions for care teams to text securely using smartphones or make calls with our hands-free, wearable Vocera Badge. Interoperability between Vocera and more than 150 clinical systems helps reduce alarm fatigue, speed up staff response times, and improve patient care, safety and experience. In addition to healthcare, Vocera is at home in luxury hotels, nuclear facilities, libraries, retail stores and more. Vocera makes a difference in any industry where workers are on the move and need to connect instantly with team members and access resources or information quickly. Learn more at www.vocera.com, and follow @VoceraComm on Twitter.
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